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. the western border, the turmoil in libya. the situation in the sudan is problematic. the palestinian conflict. the nightmare in syria. you have sectarianism. all of this. the emergence of terrorism began in the region in high numbers. that is alarming. but i can't simply say it is too difficult. i can't use them, i can't say i have an excuse not to give it the best effort. because i know your system. my approach is if i feel you are not getting the message, i am going to explain it. if you don't want to listen, i will tell you what i am going to do because i believe we share the common goal at the end of the day. >> this is the largest mass sentencing in egypt's history. >> i assume so. it has not actually happened. they asked for their opinion, can i apply the death sentence to these men? he said only to those incriminated in the act of murder. >> how many of those have been directly incriminated in the act of murder? >> 37. the attorney general appealed it. so we will see. >> will it be 37? >> i assume so. >> the spiritual leader is accused of murder? >> look, i can't get into the details o
of 2012, just days after the brutal murders of four americans in the diplomatic outpost in benghazi, libya, i was perhaps to say outright that our government loyed to us about what happened. it is been two years, and through subkwent hearings and leaks and investigative reports and ever- changing reports from the current administration, i never had to recant or clarify my original blunt statement. this week judicial watch finally obtained bombshell e-mails revealing that the top white house aide instructed susan rice to go on shoes and spin the loy that benghazi was due to a video. ine caught with the pants down, the white house continued to play the american public for fools, giving comments like these from white house press hack jay con man carne. >> why are you would hoking back the information and why was it not turned over to the congress and released with all of the other e-mails and it is directly relevant. >> john. >> why did it take a court case. >> i can say again and dpaen and you can keep asking again and again. this document was not about benghazi. >> right? not only president
, libya, that killed four american diplomats. an e-mail showed a white house official played a role and susan race and her talk show appearances. ben rhodes writing in an e-mail two days before that the administration wanted her, quote, to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy. joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger. matt kominski and columnist mary anastasia o'grady. matt, i thought all the e-mails were supposed to have been released long ago. how did this turn up now? >> and so did congress. and all the media. this one came out of the request from judicial watch, conservative watchdog group, who put in a freedom of information act request, saying there's more stuff there, we want to see it. that they fought it, but they eventually released it last month, and among these 41 documents -- >> turn it over to committee, though, in the last few days. >> exactly. to the committee and the judicial watch. and among the 41 documents was kind of -- a fairly long e-mail from ben
is why did an ambassador have little or no real security in a place like libya on september 11th. >> that's a great question. who was in charge of security at the time when we knew that there were a number of attacks, a number of threats leading up to this incident. we knew they had drones in the sky watching ago live video feed as this battle unfolded for 7 to 8 hours. ty woods, of course you remember he was killed tragically in this attack, a navy seal who was killed, said when the bodies arrived back in the united states, hillary clinton looked right into his eyes and still was blaming it on that video. listen. >> well it, came out on the 12th, i'm sorry, on the 14th. this was about the same time that i met hillary clinton when the bodies came in to andrews air force base. and i think i mentioned this to you before. hillary clinton came up to me and i gave her a handshake and a hug. and when i shook her hand she said to me: we are going to have the film maker arrested. >> do you i think this may be te single most shocking thing in the benghazi story. secretary of state doesn't get to
-related terrorist groups in libya. they used those american-provided weapons to get rid of gadhafi. and then the bloodshed didn't discontinue, but it culminated in the attack upon the consulate in benghazi which resulted in the death of american heroes. so the failure of obama's policy was that the weapons and the material aid that was given to al qaeda resulted in the death of these four american heroes. >> let me play for you, and i mention november 28th of 2012. this is a similar statement made by jay carney may 8th, 2013 saying that the white house's only involvement with the talking points and the state department's only involvement in the talking points was just changing in the name consulate. let me play this for you in light of the rhodes memo and what it means for you. >> cia drafted these talking points and redrafted these talking points. the fact that there are inputs is always the case in a process like this. but the only edits made by anyone here at the white house were stylistic and nonsubstantive. they corrected the description of the building where the facility in b
that they pushed this and they had rice say it and when we had gregory hicks, who was number two in libya say in testimony that his jaw dropped when he heard this, that was the first electric moment. this is the second electric moment. >> not only gregory hicks, but the former director of the cia says when he understood susan rice, they had nothing to do with the video. >> they're making a major distinction between the set of talking points which the intelligence community provided and heavily edited after input from the white house and state department. but that set of talking points didn't mention the video. it wasn't ant the video and susan rice's story was all about the video in concert with all the other e-mails that we saw in the white house issued talking points. when you look at the new batch of documents, you have this reclassification or classification of documents that were previously up classified. the timeline is fascinating. june of 2013, judicial watch makes a request for these documents. august of 2013, the house subpoenas the documents. in february of 2014, somebody somewhere
. despite early evidence that in the 2012 attack in benghazi, libya, it was well planned and organized, the obama administration initially blamed it on an anti-muslim video and called it a spontaneous event. this week, new documents reveal ben rhodes tried to re-enforce the video angle with talking points for administration officials that would, quote, underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy. and even with this latest speculation, jay carney is downplaying questions by calling them conspiracy theories and others on the left are piling on. >> diversion subterfuge. benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. why aren't we talking about anything else? what i know of what i have read in the press about those e-mails, were fairly consistent with what was put out there before. i don't think there's anything new there. >> you have to fill the space with something. i have to tell you, benghazi has filled the space way beyond its life. benghazi is a corpse. they tried to arouse it today, and it fell right back down. >> joining us now from new york,
in the north of libya, east of tripoli, a city of over 600,000 people. the site of an american consulate, the place where an attack on september 11th, 2012, took the lives of four americans. a place turmoil and violence. that is the real benghazi. that benghazi is appropriately enough in the background of this graphic. that embassy burning is in the background because that's the real benghazi. the other benghazi is #benghazi. #benghazi is the world of online conspiracy theories, twitter trolls, and facebook right wingers. #benghazi isn't a real place, where real people died horrible deaths. it's the alternate universe of endless conspiracy theorizing and propaganda that has sucked the entire right knee a paranoid vor decks. it's represented on the speaker's graphic by the fake breaking news banner that is there for no reason. this graphic and the speaker.gov. #benghazi is where you can find tweets about how hillary clinton has buckets of blood on her hands. the white house sends more personnel to the bundy ranch over cows than they did to benghazi. it's the place where people think that
with a regional situation that's completely on fire. the western border, turmoil in libya, the situation in the sudan is problematic, eastward, the palestinian-israeli conflict has not progressed, then syria and you go down and have sectarianism and so forth. all of this, and the emergence of terrorists and extremist groups in the region in high numbers is an extremely alarming issue, but i can't simply say it's too difficult. i can't use them, and i'm not, charlie, and you know where i am on this, i can't say i have an excuse not to give it the best effort. but because i know your system, my approach is, if i feel you're not getting the whole message, i'm going to come explain it. if you don't want to listen to me, i'm just going to tell you what i want to do, because i believe we share the common goal at the end of the day. >> charlie: but this is the largest mass sentencing i think in egypt's history according to what i read. >> i assume so, but it hasn't actually happened. it hasn't happened. i mean -- >> charlie: they wanted to use the word death sentence. >> they asked before their
and deadly new violence in benghazi, highlighting fragile security situation in libya nearly two years after attacks that claimed lives of four americans. good morning i'm jon scott. >> jon, i'm arthel neville in for jenna lee today. the attack happened earlier this morning. at least six people were killed when militants stormed libyan security headquarters. government troops later retaking the building after a long firefight. now this as fierce reaction pours in after a top military intelligence official testified that u.s. commanders knew early on that the 2012 benghazi attack was a hostile action, not a protest that got out of hand, contradicting the initial white house narrative. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge following the story so diligently for us from the beginning. catherine, where did the video explanation came from? what did they say now about that? >> reporter: arthel this statement from then secretary of state hillary clinton on september 11th, 2012, at 10:07 p.m. before the attack was over linked benghazi violence to the video. we believe this is the first
that the cia believed in for a period of time including their station chief in libya that this is it in some fashion was a function of mobs inspired by that antiislamic video. so, i don't know why they -- i don't know why they waited. if they had have given this up months ago, it would not have been notable at all. so the only thing of note here is that for some reason, they held back on it. substantively, it offers us absolutely nothing new. >> general chemmet, general lovell it was for the africa amendment if it knew it was a terrorist attack from the start and senior defense officials were informed of that, shouldn't the white house have known that, too? >> well, i think there is still a little more explaining that needs to be done with regards to what was known, when it was known inside the white house and how that turned into a series of sunday talk shows that tried to explain this. >> white house spokesperson jay carney has insisted that the white house changed little when this came to the talking points. if you go through the timeline, isn't there evidence that the talking points ref
and take, the reaction. >> reporter: gregg gave us context for the back and forth. the government in libya is an islamist government that was put in place because of military intervention by the united states. it's under attack by the mill' and the islamist who are the same folks who brought the attack against the up s. compound 2 years ago. i believe what was said to bret baier last night will become the bumper sticker that finally encapsulate and crystallizes what has made americans uneasy about this administration and this incident which is they treated it with what people deem to be insufficient seriousness. bill: now, you move through today and speaker boehner wants john kerry to testify about the emails. what were they before? if the white house won't can explain it secretary kerry should come to the capital, explain why he defied an official congressional subpoena. compare that with darrell issa who suggested that might be criminal. repor>> the speaker is under pre to step things up. this will intensify. but i will point out this illustrates how failed the administration's policy of
in libya i came to see the journalists are just not reporting the news, they are truth seekers. imagine for a moment what would happen if we stopped working with courage. if we abandoned our integrity and gave up independence and freedom, it would leave the world a far more ignorant place with dictators free to take advantage and flurish. i learned my profession with the japanese and the highest expression of gratitude is bow so i want to bow for free press and end to our detention. >> let's bring in the international federation of journalist and a former spokesman for the international criminal court and is live from brussels tell us why world press day or press freedom day is so important. >> it's very important because as you just heard we are far from achieving that kind of idea in the real world. we have many colleagues who are behind jail like in egypt but also elsewhere like in turkey and other places. and so this is an occasion for us to rally around our profession and to call again on the government to respect the right of journalists to go about their business in total indepen
killed, we had a terrorist attack in libya that was contrary to the president's triumphant narrative. it flew in the face of his strongest argument for reelection, that he has been strong on terror. there was and this fellow, the sleazy and gratuitously fellow and his colleagues spun the events, they twisted the events that happened in benghazi to fit the narrative. they could not admit it was a successful terrorist attack that took down the ambassador and his three colleagues because that flew in the face of the president's triumphant narrative and his march to reelection. so they spun it. here in my opinion, is where we faltered. we should have concentrated on two things. why did we have such a light footprints in such a volatile country to begin with? where was the security? i almost got killed in benghazi. >> we watched it on the air. >> and i know these militia. they turn on their mother in a heart bet. these are people with no character, no morals, that today their motivation is islam. tomorrow it's money, weapons, whatever it is. we should have had a much stronger footprints t
says it was about the wider middle east and not specifically about libya. >> the e-mail was about protests around the region. if you want to tell me today that the protest and, again -- >> but benghazi was part of it, right? >> right. i want to refer you to the cia talking points on that. most people remember there were demonstrations around the region that were in reaction to what people felt was an offensive video. >> you were being cautious. you're saying there's an investigation there. that's 9/12. why on 9/14 is ben rhodes writing an e-mail saying judgments this was inspired by a video. why wasn't it we don't know. >> do you need a copy of the cia report? >> i've read them. >> it is a cut and paste from the talking points which much to your disappointment turned out to be produced by the cia. >> mark halperin, that's just not true. first of all, here's nancy pelosi. i think she said it best right here when she said benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. >> what i will say is benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. why aren't we talking about something else? whatever was in that -- what i know o
fallout from the deadly raid on the consulate in benghazi, libya. a retired u.s. general has told lawmakers that u.s. forces should have done more to help save the lives of americans who came under attack. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: 18 months later and the attack in benghazi is still controversial. on capitol hill on thursday, a retired general who was in the u.s. military's operations center during the attack says u.s. forces should have tried harder to get to the american compound quicker. >> could we have gotten there in time to make a difference? the point is we should have tried. >> reporter: four americans died during the attack, including u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. he placed the blame on the state department for not making stronger requests for help. >> we didn't know how long this would last when we became aware of the distress. nor did we completely understand what we had in front of us. we had a kidnapping, rescue, recovery, protracted hostile engagement or any or all of the above. >> this newly released e-mail suggests that the white house bl
critical of president obama's foreign policy, particularly in libya because africa daffy fell, -- after qadhafi fell, we did nothing to secure the country. senator mccain and a couple of others and myself, senator rubio, went in 2011 to libya and we said in an op-ed piece if we don't get rid of these militias, libya is going to become a safe haven for terrorists. and you have got to understand this about the benghazi consulate -- it had been previously attacked in april of 2012. the british ambassador had been attacked in june of 2012. the british closed their consulate. the red cross closed their office because they had been attacked, and we have got email traffic coming from libya to washington at the state department level saying in august -- saying on august 16, we cannot secure the benghazi consulate from a coordinated terrorist attack, and al qaeda flags are flying all over benghazi. what they did not want you to know was the consulate in benghazi was very unsecured, everyone else had left the town and that the numerous requests for security enhancements going back for months had
. >> thanks very much. >> you bet. >>> the fallout from the deadly 2012 attack in benghazi, libya, is seizing the spotlight once again at congressional hearings in washington. the attack on a diplomatic compound you may remember killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. they accuse the government of a coverup. dana bash has more. >> reporter: new ammunition for republicans and what they call a white house coverup surrounding the 2012 deadly attack in be benghazi, libya. >> it is disturbing and almost criminal that these documents were held by the obama administration from congress and the public. >> reporter: newly released documents, an e-mail from ben rhodes giving what the gop calls political advice to then u.n. ambassador susesan rice ahead o her press conferences. the e-mail urged rice to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. >> this is the closest thing to a smoking gun that i've seen. >> republicans call this proof that the white house quashed the real reason for the attack, terrorism, because that would have contr
that was new? >> >> i think we have learned in state department hearings that the folks in libya did not have any information about a youtube video. we heard the cia station chief say that the video wasn't an issue. now we hear from the military intelligence community, the guy in charge or the deputy in charge of the after afri-con region that this youtube video was a total nonevent. they knew that it was an attack immediately. they suspected ansar al sharia who was an al qaeda linked group. there is really nobody who had any firsthand knowledge of this ever said that it was a youtube video that led to this. >> okay. so there is no youtube video. what difference? >> well, i think the difference is the administration. the higher ups at the state department deceived the american people when he this constantly went over and over again said to the parents of the fallen we are going to get the guy that made this yup video. they deceived the american people. i think that's important. now, of course, in terms of the military response if it is a youtube video. different response thage physical it was
all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revolution. the object is to do the best we can to try to change that dynamic to create a more stable government that provide security not only for us but also for its own people. a fair statement? >> absolutely. as i mentioned, since 2013, the u.s. has been planning in helping the libyan government with forces. our diplomats were involved with reaching out to civil society. it's a tough challenge. realize a lot of this is on the libyan shoulders. this country needs to reach a broad, political reconciliation among its faction before they can be in in a position to receive outside help. when i talk to people in the state department, there is a sense where there is a lack of partnership on a sense of the other side and you need that. they held elections in 2012 that, by all accounts, were relatively transparent and fair. they remain very pro-american, which has been contrasted to many other countries in the region. >> i want to thank all four of you for
in benghazi, libya. for brave americans were murdered, and the issue has never been not only resolved but as each of the last 19 months insuring the issue of how and under what circumstances this heinous crime was committed continues. the senator from south carolina and i and others that will never give up on this issue in tell the truth is known in the people who perpetrated it are brought to justice. we have seen in the page turner in this chapter of cover and confiscation by this administration by the belated 19 months with a police of the following humans. first we will not pay much attention. this is from the benjamin roads to is supposed to be the public relations and public affairs office for the national security council. back, obviously the propaganda organ. the purpose is to underscore the these protests are rooted in an engine and video and not abroad or failure policy. i tell my colleagues that that was not a fact, that was not a fact. there was no evidence that these protests were rooted in an inch and a video. in fact, the station chief before these talking points were m
to the sound of the guns. >> but the u.s. military did not try to save the american ambassador to libya. today, a congressional company tries to find out why. we will tell you what happens. >> clarence thomas saying weighs an uncle tom, what did you mean by that? that certainly wouldn't be, you know, appropriate if it was coming from somebody who was white. >> but i'm black. >> a congressman from mississippi called supreme court justice clarence thomas an uncle tom. where is the media outrage? maybe the guy should own a basketball team. laura ingraham is on it. >> had you a guy who repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl. and you gave him just 30 days in jail. can you explain that please? >> also ahead, the supreme court of montana overturns outrageous sentence for a child rapist embarrassing the judge who gave it we will update you on that. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the benghazi story keeps getting bigger. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today, retired brigadi
shows. lou: is there any question in our mind that the assets in italy, near libya, could have been diverted and brought to bear whether day which be jets or be special operations forces, to try at least to help those people who were being attacked by radical islamist terrorists? >> they didn't even start. >> lou: i understand, but do we have the want i capacity to do t very much seems to be the question, the tactic, that now your arm service committee chairman. >> i think we did have resources in place in italy, spain, and germany. and if we didn 't, we should have. and one take aways from this, is we need to eva evaluate our abiy to respond to a crisis anywhere in the world on short notice. a lot of people say this is about sticking it to the white house, or hillary clinton. no this is investigation, also serves to make sure that men and women who serve in our dip that diplomatic corps is feel seiche, like they have washington d.c. behind home, when they are out and hostile territory risking their lives for american interests. lou: congressman and congresswoman thank you so much.
chief. the people on the ground in libya and they decided to write it out of virginia and on top of that, we have the november 28th, i have tape of jay carney saying no, no, the only change we made was from consulate to diplomatic facility because that was the only thing we had to do. now we know with the speaking e-mail -- hang on, jay the white house was involved in the talking points. >> let me say something else here. there is no explanation legitimate for this. jay carney is lying, not telling the truth when he says this e-mail was not about benghazi because this e-mail became public only because our friends at judicial watch filed a lawsuit asking for documents related to benghazi, the court ordered them to be released and the state department produces this e-mail, which is response to the benghazi attack. so administration can try to change what it means, but the fact is the words speak for themself. that's number one. >> all right. >> number two, lanny, they handled this wrong from the beginning. certainly we knew three days later, obviously, immediately this had nothing to do wi
-- that is not your testimony. thank you. if i understood your testimony, libya is a mess. it is a very unstable environment. that is the environment in which we are trying to work and which we were working at the time of the tragedy in benghazi. no amount of u.s. troops and security forces were going to change that environment. >> they will not change the fact the central government cannot exercise -- >> my friend in utah, i went to tripoli, not benghazi. the airport at the time, security was controlled by the militia and not the government. >> i am not aware of whether that is changed. >> that make one very uneasy about security? >> let's hope their friendly. but, it is obviously painful, transparent symbolism of the lack of any authority. i see you shaking your head as well. do you want to comment? >> i agree with you. >> that is also very important. the testimony the three of you have provided, which i appreciate. again, people can play politics with a tragedy all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revol
, instability, and a new government, successes and failures of u.s. intervention in libya. the oversight committee's mission statement is that we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent, and, second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers. it is our job to work in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts to the american people and bring reform to the federal bureaucracy. this is our mission. today the oversight committee convenes a fourth hearing related to the security situation in libya before, during, and after the september 11 terrorist attack which claimed the lives of four americans. the committee has previously brought forward important witnesses who offered new and enlightening testimony on security failures that forced the administration to walk back false claims about the nature of the terrorist attack. testimony of previous witnesses identified key questions i
, as we just confirmed, for the effort to get back libya on its feet, one of the things that has been encountered in the investigation of the state department conduct in libya is the overwhelming normalization, whether it be the attempt to reduce security personnel at diplomatic facilities or so-called normal levels or attempt to view the government of libya as normal host nation partners capable of providing protection like my colleague from texas just talked about. did you encounter this normalization philosophy during operation odyssey guard? >> yes, sir, i did. >> could you elaborate a little bit on that? >> yes. or instance, there was a desire to create a new normal within , which wasnment basically redefining of what i would consider sub-optimal. >> would you consider it hostile? >> yes, sir. ahead, continue. >> the hostile environment we were dealing with, our interaction certainly was not with our interagency counterparts, but the low profile by the american government and the u.s. military in that environment at the time, we were not deploying our forces. there was no marine
to the worldwide united states was trying to remove gaddafi. he said "the world watches events unfold in libya with hope and alarm. protests demanded universal rights. in a government that responds to them. they were met with an eye and. gaddafi chose to pass a brutal suppressant. innocent civilians were beaten, imprisoned, and in some cases killed. " obama'smccain supported visit. he said "if he had not acted, history would have remembered qadhafi in the same breath as former yugoslavia. a source of international shame. " in an op-ed in april 2011, senator mccain wrote this, "the president was -- gaddafi finally met his ugly demise. he was an extremely dangerous tyrant. he supported international ,errorism during the 1980's including a bombing which claimed the lives of 270 innocent civilians. pursuedreportedly chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons. after gaddafi was killed, the new libyan government reportedly uncovered two tons of chemical weapons gaddafi had kept hidden from the world, yet armed and ready to use. we all know it dedicated and patriotic special envoy named christopher st
objection. mr. mccain: mr. president, 19 months ago, a terrible thing happened in benghazi, libya. four brave americans were murdered, and the issue has never been not only resolved but as each of the last 19 months has ensued, the issue of how and under what circumstances this heinous crime was committed continues, and the senator from south carolina and i, the senator from new hampshire and some others have vowed we will never give up on this issue until the truth is known and the people who perpetrated it are brought to justice. we have seen another page turn in this chapter of cover-up and obfuscation by this administration by the belated 19 months later release of the following emails. first one we will not pay much attention to. this is from the benjamin rhodes, who is supposed to be the public relations -- public affairs office for the national security council. in fact, he is obviously the propaganda organ. the purpose, the goals as he states them to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. i tell my colleagues that that
such as the station chief in libya who said there was no spontaneous demonstration. >> powerful news day, harris. a lot of information coming forward and finally the answers, and answers to questions that fox news posed right from the beginning. >> yeah. you know, really what's at the heart of this, kimberly, is this idea of perseverance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, obviously, from the declaration of independence and the idea that we're all safe. so where there's deception or even the whiff of deception and knowing when americans were killed, the american public has a right to know what happened. so we as journalists are tasked with trying to figure out what the truth is, because if you're being deceived, you're being manipulated, and that's not freedom can. we don't know the answers. and you're right, today's a very important day for getting to some of the answers that are unfolding. you've got the hearing going on. there's a little break right now. when it comes back, we'll monitor that for the big, hot moments. a pivotal moment in finding out what's happening and an importan
had without it. >> without it. when did africom start becoming aware of political turmoil in libya? >> well, libya, libya was a country was that we watched, i'm speaking from a j-2 perspective we kept tabs on al the countries there. in the arab spring we knew there could be other effects going across that area. there were really things that we watched were ct oriented and other things that were more broadly, politically affecting and that began to happen. >> when you began monitoring it, when was that? >> that would be in the early 2011 time frame. >> did africom have any role in the decision-making process to intervene in libya and what type of role? >> i'm sorry, sir, would you please repeat? >> did africom have any role in the decision-making process, the direct decision-making process to intervene into libya and what was that role? >> that would be more at the commanders, combatant commanders level than my own. i wouldn't have that information. >> what was africom's role during odyssey dawn? >> the role was to work with other allied partners to the u.n. resolution taking effect
--- e to portray obama libya policy as a success. and the jihadists that killed our ambassador and three other civilians. and, c, far from being disamated, as the president claimed during the campaign and even after the september 11 violence in egypt and libya, al lied jihadist al in muslim countries. indeed they had been strengthened by the president's pro-islamist policies. the explosive emails that have surfaced thanks to the perseverance of judicial watch make explicit what has long been obvious. susan rice, the president's confident and ambassador to the strategically chosen to have appearances on five different television broadcasts the sunday after the massacre. she was coached about what to say by other members of the president's inner circle. one of the emails refers expressly to a, quote, prep call, unquote, that ambassador rice had with several administration officials on late saturday afternoon right before her sunday show appearances. the tangle webb of deception spun -- -- the tangle web of deception spun by the administration was to distance the white house and the preside
was the message traffic from libya to washington. we expect them to testify there was nothing that message traffic about a protest and nothing about the video. let's listen to congressman jason chaffetz who gave as you present violate yesterday. >> they took a country in libya and turned it into a failed state. one of the people that will be in that room is somebody who is in charge of a lot of the intelligence that they were gleaning in libya. we are going to talk about libya, where it's going, how it's become that failed state. >> reporter: if he testifies he saw nothing in the message traffic about a protest or video that will be significant. as part of our ongoing reporting at fox news we referred to a report september 17, our sources on the ground in libya also said there was no protest and fox received considerable pushback for that reporting. bill: i see darrell is a gaveling the hearing to an opening. let's rinse as this hearing begins. >> ... successes and failures of u.s. intervention in libya. the oversight committee mission statement. we exist to secure two fundamental principles. firs
outcomes. >> we had a guest here who complained that when we saw similar images in libya and ukraine, members of the senate took to the floor and demanded action, but when it was south sudan, silence. your reaction. >> well, i can see where that argument comes from. i think a lot of people are very frustrated, policy makers around the globe, as to how to get to these two leaders, the president and former president, and how to change their calculations. i don't think some sort of international intervention is on the table here, but there really is a good deal of attention that's going to this. it's not so much why don't people care, it's how can we change their behavior and so far, we're coming up empty. >> how will john kerry's presence at the peace talks be received given the recent threat of u.s. sanctions? >> i think the symbolism of his direct involvement is going to be a good thing, and i suspect there may be conversations about those sanctions and how they can be most impactful. a lot depends on the region, on neighboring countries. it's good to hear secretary kerry is meeting
.s. intervention in libya. is torpose of the hearing examine political and economic challenges facing libya and whether policy changes made during the multilateral intervention may have contributed to these challenges. that is live today on c-span 3 and 9:30 this morning. coming up next, we will talk with rob bishop, chairman of the house natural resources subcommittee about who should control public land. then we will talk with a democratic congressman, member of the budget committee. we will be right back. >> almost 5000 students enter this year's student cam contest. we talked with the top prize winners about the documentary. all decidedwhere we that this was going to be our topic was one that was an article on fracking in our local newspaper. it said that fracking was happening two miles from our house. it is a national problem and a local problem. verythen on, we were passionate about the subject and it seemed obvious that that is what our subject should be. to life.s essential everyone requires food to live. i figured the fact that a lot of people do not know what is being done to our
, on what happened over in libya, in benghazi on that night where four brave americans died. well, now we know that there was a coverup as well because they had redacted, they crossed out all the stuff. then finally we got to see it. yesterday the white house press corps had it up to here. they realized they had been lied to for over a year and it even came down to where jay carney, who apparently is not paid enough because he tries to do a good job for the administration, he said that the benghazi memo that they prepared for susan rice before she went out on the sundayç shows, it wasn't about benghazi, even though at the top of it it said "benghazi." here's jonathan carl. >> you knew full well what susan rice primarily was going to be asked about was the attack, terrorist attack on a u.s. consolate. ambassador rice went on those shows and said the attack in benghazi was rooted in protests over an internet video. we now know that was not true. >> i would point you to what mike morrell said repeatedly in testimony about the?x(áqpáion of the talking points. >> morrell said last month, w
on september 11th, 2012, in benghazi, libya. four americans murdered by a coordinated terror attack. most likely from an al qaeda affiliate. not one person has been brought to justice in the attack. not one. five days after the murders, u.n. ambassador susan rice said this to the world. the information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that, in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack, that what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> that was not true. that was not even close to being true. and a variety of people told the white house it was not true. yet, ambassador rice said what she said. yesterday, the watchdog group judicial watch released the damning truth which it procured through the freedom of information act. a memo written by senior white house advisor ben rhodes dated september 14th says that ms. rice was prepped to, quote: underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. again, that despite cia people
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